Deputy Chief Information Officer

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 18, 2020
Closes
Oct 26, 2020
Function
Executive, Chief
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The International Trade Administration (ITA) is looking for an energetic, innovative information technology (IT) executive to serve as Deputy Chief Information Officer. The ideal candidate will apply forward-thinking leadership to promote and implement a vision that fosters organizational excellence. The DCIO acts as an alter ego to the CIO, providing executive-level support, advice and guidance on all management, IT investment, and cyber security-related issues.

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Responsibilities

As the Deputy Chief Information Officer (CIO), the incumbent reports to the CIO and is given a broad range of assignments and delegations of supervisory responsibility in order to assist the CIO in the management of information technology for the ITA. The primary duties of the position are:
  • Advises the CIO on program, policy, and resource issues pertaining to the information technology strategic framework of ITA
  • Manages the day-to-day operations of ITA's IT Security Program, including leadership of executive-level workgroups and collaborative panels
  • Provides input to, and reviews briefing materials for, studies, reports, and correspondence prepared for the DOC CIO
  • Coordinates with other ITA units, DOC Bureaus and Federal agencies on crosscutting programs and policies affecting the ITA's goals with respect to information technology and security
  • Serves as the ITA representative with the Department and government-wide Computer Incident Response Teams
  • Maintains effective liaisons with other government agencies and works closely with the State Department and other U.S. Government foreign affairs and security agencies to keep abreast of IT and cyber security-related activities and issues occurring within these agencies.


Travel Required

25% or less - Occasional travel to domestic field offices and international offices may be required.

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • 1 year probationary period for new SES members
  • Subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Public Financial Disclosure (SF-278 filing within 30 days of hire)
  • All members of the SES are subject to geographic relocation

Applicants are required to submit only a resume which provides detailed evidence of how they meet the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and the Professional/Technical Qualifications (PTQs). Applicants currently serving on a career SES appointment, eligible for reinstatement into the SES, or have successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program approved by OPM are not required to be evaluated on the ECQs. If selected for the position as your inital career SES appointment, you will be required to submit a written narrative statement addressing all of the ECQs. The Department of Commerce will work with the selectee to develop the appropriate ECQ narrative for OPM QRB certification, as needed.

Qualifications

Executive Core Qualifications: The following are the five ECQs and their fundamental competencies. The ECQs were developed to assess executive experience and potential, not to evaluate technical experience. ECQs measure whether an individual has the broad experience needed to succeed in a variety of SES positions.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
(Competencies: creativity and innovation, external awareness, flexibility, resilience, strategic thinking, vision)
ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
(Competencies: conflict management, leveraging diversity, developing others, team building)
ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
(Competencies: accountability, customer service, decisiveness, entrepreneurship, problem solving, technical credibility)
ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
(Competencies: financial management, human capital management, technology management)
ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
(Competencies: partnering, political savvy, influencing/negotiating)
For detailed guidance on ECQs, applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Office of Personnel Management's Guide to Executive Qualifications at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf

Professional/Technical Qualifications
1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in program management and developing long-range Information Technology (IT) plans including defining budgetary needs, developing alternative strategies, conducting cost/benefit studies, and addressing implementation and integration strategies related to IT systems as well as demonstrated leadership in design, implementation and continuing operations of modern, reliable, and secure IT services, including data center operations, network communications, database/application/web servers, and telecommunications.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and executive level management experience overseeing cyber security operations, risk management and policy development through innovation, collaboration, quantitative/qualitative metrics and project management of initiatives in support of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and other Federal IT cyber security requirements.

3. Demonstrated experience in developing and leading customer-focused initiatives within an IT service organization to re-engineer practices to better serve customers, as well as evaluating and improving processes while ensuring product quality and conformance with customer specifications.

Education

This position does not have an educational requirement.

Additional information

Background Investigation/Clearance: This position is designated as special-sensitive and requires a Top Secret clearance.
Financial Disclosure: This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act, which requires comprehensive financial disclosures from employees. The appointee will be required to file a Public Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278), within 30 days after his/her appointment, and then annually thereafter.
Qualifications Approval and Probationary Period: Persons newly selected for career appointment to the Senior Executive Service must have their executive core qualifications approved by an Office of Personnel Management Qualifications Review Board and will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Mobility: Individuals selected for Senior Executive Service positions may be subject to reassignment across geographical, organizational, and functional lines.
Drug Testing: Applicants tentatively selected for employment in any position are subject to designated and/or random pre-employment and employment urinalysis. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment and/or removed from employment with the Department of Commerce.
Application materials: The materials you send with your application will not be returned.
Veterans' preference: Veterans' preference is not applicable to positions in the Senior Executive Service.
SSN: You will be required to enter your full social security number (SSN) only to initially access and create an account at the OPM USAJOBS website; however, only the last four digits will appear in your resume. Please DO NOT put your SSN on pages within your application package. Privacy Act - Privacy Act Notice (PL 93-579): The information requested here is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5 U.S.C. 3302 and 3361.
Signature: Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
False Statements: If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired, you may be fired after you begin work, or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application will be reviewed as noted below.
1. Application completeness
2. Basic qualification determination
3. Rating panel assessment of your executive core qualifications and professional technical qualifications
5. Structured interview
6. Tentative selection by the hiring organization
7. OPM Qualification Review Board certification (as needed)
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

Resume - You must submit a resume to be eligible for this position. Your resume must show how you possess the ECQs and PTQs. It is recommended that your resume include the following information:
  • Your full name, mailing address (including zip code), and day and evening telephone numbers.
  • Paid and Non-paid job-related work experience. For each job listed you are to provide: job title; duties and accomplishments; employers' name and address; supervisor's name and phone number; starting and ending dates (month and year); hours per week; salary; if a federal position, list the title, series and grade/pay band.
  • Education. Provide name, city and state of all schools attended; i.e., high school, colleges and universities, vocational, trade, business, technical. Provide dates of attendance, major, and type and year of any degrees received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html
  • Other Job Related Qualifications Information. Provide training courses, special skills you possess, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, etc., applicable to the position.
Additional documents you may submit:

1. For current Senior Executive or individuals with SES reinstatement eligibility - You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your career appointment status in the SES.

2. For OPM QRB certified SES Candidate Development Program graduates - You are encouraged to submit your OPM certificate of QRB ECQ approval.

3. For current Federal employees - You are encouraged to submit your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) that documents your current tenure, position title, series, and pay.

Documents not listed above including writing samples, recommendation letters, narrative ECQ and PTQ statements, and proof of veteran status will not be considered and will not be forwarded to the rating panel or selecting official.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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